A Swedish Gustavian period painted wood sideboard from the early 19th century, with three-quarter gallery, carved frieze, two drawers, two doors and reeded diamond motifs. Created in Sweden during the early years of the 19th century, this painted sideboard features a rectangular top surrounded by a three-quarter gallery, sitting above a carved frieze. Two drawers, adorned with reeded motifs and fitted with brass escutcheons, are followed by two doors. Decorated with vertical diamond motifs with reeded accents, these doors open to reveal inner shelves offering convenient storage space. The sideboard is painted in a soft color with nicely distressed appearance, typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the dark winters of Scandinavia. The ensemble is raised on four short tapered feet giving a perfect visual conclusion.
The Gustavian style takes its roots in the Louis XVI era. Swedish King Gustav III resided in 1771 in Paris, at the beginning stages of the Louis XVI style. There, he was inspired by French art and fashion. With that in his luggage, he had a strong desire to introduce something similar in Sweden. The country had fine craftsmen with high quality craftsmanship, who produced a simple style with harmonious aesthetics. The Gustavian style was born and has been in vogue ever since. It is incredibly popular, especially in England but also in France and in the USA. Price and age are of course inextricably linked, the older and rarer the higher the price!
With its elegant lines and nicely carved décor, this Swedish Gustavian period painted sideboard circa 1810 will make for a lovely addition to any home, placed in a living room, dining room or kitchen!
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 41.75"W x 17.75"D x 45.25"H
Inventory Number: XX230